Germany welcomed the ceasefire mediated by Egypt in Gaza, praising the Egyptian successful efforts to end the violence, the German Foreign Office said on Sunday.
A truce officially came into effect late on Saturday night, with an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement meant to end the worst episode of cross-border fire since a 10-day war in 2021.
The Egyptian and Israeli sides have agreed on an Egypt-mediated ceasefire to end days of hostilities in the Gaza Strip starting today 10:00 AM local time, Al Qahera News reported.
British Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Robert Fairweather stressed that Egypt and Britain share a common goal, which is attaining stability and security in Sudan.
Egypt also affirmed that it will spare no effort to cooperate with other countries to defuse the crisis, as Egypt and Saudi Arabia called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League, besides the Egyptian-South Sudanese mediation to stop the violence between the warring parties.
Following two days of clashes that killed almost 200 soldiers early last week, the two sides agreed a ceasefire, brokered by Russia, to end hostilities, though the situation on the border has remained tense.
President Sisi pointed out that Egypt deployed diligent and concentrated efforts to contain the situation.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza, commending Egypt's efforts to help restore calm.
Egypt is exerting its efforts to release Palestinian prisoner Khalil Al-Awawda, who was on a hunger strike inside an Israeli prison, and transfer him to receive treatment, a security official told Egypt Today.
Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel conveyed on Wednesday a message of support to the Palestinian cause from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The government forces had seized the city in November.
The shipment includes 20 tons of medical aid, besides cleaning equipment to combat coronavirus pandemic and food assistance, according to Laurent de Burke.
Palestinian politician Rawhi Fattouh, member of Fatah Central Committee thanked Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al Sisi for the Gaza strip reconstruction initiative and for his efforts to solidify the ceasefire.
The Palestinian politician said Egypt deployed massive efforts to achieve a ceasefire between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and to stabilize such truce.
Shoukry and Hussein discussed the developments of the Palestinian issue and the efforts made to achieve peace in the Middle East region.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi within the ongoing communication between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides.
The president also directed Egyptian officials to continue brokering a solution to the issue of captives and missing individuals between Israel and Hamas.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi sent Sunday two delegations to Israel and Palestinian territories.
They will also discuss the recent developments on Palestinian scene.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi will hold talks in Cairo on Sunday, a week after Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians went into effect.